Thursday, December 26, 2013

Resolution Copper's mine plan of operations publicly released

We've been so busy with projects that we missed the notice that Resolution Copper released their  Mine Plan of Operations (MPO) also referred to as the General Plan of Operations (GPO) for public review on November 15.  The company says a  more searchable and user friendly version will be available in January 2014.

The transmittal of the plan to the US Forest Service notes that it was "prepared pursuant to 36 CFR 228 and describes our plan for construction, operation,and closure of the Resolution Copper Mine Project, located near Superior, Arizona. The project includes an underground mine, ore processing facility, tailings disposal facilities,access roads, and supporting infrastructure."
The company notes that portions of the project will be located on lands managed by the Tonto National Forest near the town of Superior, and "the next step is for the US Forest Service to conduct a completeness review of the documents.    Resolution Copper pointed out that "there are some portions of the document that are preliminary (such as the Reclamation and Closure Plan); we recognize that these portions will be further developed during the completeness review in order to respond to US Forest Service requirements. In addition, we have a significant amount of environmental baseline data and analysis that is referenced in the GPO that is available to support the US Forest Service review."

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